Decorating and Design Excellence of the Past Year Awards May 21, 2020 Share FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DDA Canada Awards Decorating and Design Excellence of the Past Year TORONTO, ON CANADA – May 21, 2020 – Canadian Decorators and Designers celebrated the best in the industry during the Awards Presentation of the 2020 Decorating and Design Competition held by the Decorators & Designers Association of Canada (DDA Canada). Winners were announced during the 2020 DDA Annual General Meeting and Awards where industry peers came together virtually. Now in its 26th year, DDA’s annual competition serves to inspire Canadians by showcasing the most outstanding projects of the past year. “The decorating and design landscape in Canada is richly diverse in terms of talent, business acumen, and professional services. These awards allow the winners to be recognized by industry experts and peers for their creativity, professionalism, and dedication to their craft.” says Robin Boles, incoming Chair of the DDA Awards Committee. “Our national award winners range from first-time-award newbies to established multi-award-winners – each of them should be immensely proud of their hard work and accomplishment.” Gold, silver, and bronze medal winners in 14 categories were selected by industry leaders from across Canada. The submissions are evaluated based on complexity, concept, materials, functionality and more. DDA also awarded the Pinnacle Award, which is for the accredited member who has been voted the best from the top 3 winners in each of the 12 categories by their peers and the general public. 2020 award winning projects: Kitchen Under $50KGold: Mary Dancey, Mary Dancey Interiors, Alliston, ONSilver: Rotem Golan, Ace of Space Interiors, Toronto, ONBronze: Alaa Yassin, Luli Interiors, Oakville, ON Kitchen Over $50KGold: Katie Campbell, Katie Campbell Interiors & Design, Waterdown, ONSilver: Kate Dickson, Dickson Design Group, Toronto, ONBronze: Andrea Colman, Fine Finishes Design Inc., Holland Landing, ON Bathroom Under $30KGold: Anna Grzesiowski, AMG Design, Toronto, ONSilver: Rotem Golan, Ace of Space Interiors, Toronto, ONBronze: Kate Dickson, Dickson Design Group, Toronto, ON Bathroom Over $30KGold: Nikki Fisher-Gigault, NFG Designs, Milton, ONSilver: Victoria McKenney, Enviable Designs, Vancouver, BCBronze: Ana Cummings, ANA Interiors, Calgary, AB Powder RoomGold: Mary Dancey, Mary Dancey Interiors, Alliston, ONSilver: Nikki Fisher-Gigault, NFG Designs, Milton, ONBronze: Anastasia Rentzos, Anastasia Interior Design, Concord, ON Challenging Budget Under $10KGold: Wanda Weston, WW Design Studio, Burnaby, BCSilver: Rida Wasim, Rida Interiors, Brampton, ONBronze: Margaret Struthers, Margaret Struthers Interiors, Navan, ON Interior Decoration without Construction $10K – $45KGold: Patti Wilson, Patti Wilson Design, Newmarket, ONSilver: Ana Cummings, ANA Interiors, Calgary, ABBronze: Sharyn Kastelic, Primed By Design, Milton, ON Interior Decoration with Construction Under $45KGold: Yvonne Whelan, Yvonne Whelan Design, Toronto, ONSilver: Katie Golec and Andria Cowan Molyneaux, ACM Designs, Minden Hills, ONBronze: Katie Golec and Andria Cowan Molyneaux, ACM Designs, Minden Hills, ON Interior Decoration $45K – $100KGold: Jo-Anne Kupiec, Design Excellence, Toronto, ONSilver: Alyssa Colagiacomo, Alyssa Colagiacomo Interiors, Toronto, ONBronze: Rida Wasim, Rida Interiors, Brampton, ON Interior Decoration Over $100KGold: Benjamin John Ouellette, BJOID, Waterloo, ONSilver: Benjamin John Ouellette, BJOID, Waterloo, ONBronze: Mary Dancey, Mary Dancey Interiors, Alliston, ON CommercialGold: Gabriele Pizzale, Pizzale Design Inc., Mississauga, ONSilver: Kimberly Dyck, KLD Interiors, Calgary, ABBronze: Cara Lawson, Cara Interiors, Surrey, BC Universal Kitchen or Bath DesignGold: Mary Dancey, Mary Dancey Interiors, Alliston, ONSilver: Katie Golec and Andria Cowan Molyneaux, ACM Designs, Minden Hills, ON Student – Universal Kitchen or Bathroom DesignGold: Jennifer ProctorSilver: Angel YaldaBronze: Valentyna Onyshchenko Student – GeneralGold: Carolina EscobarSilver: Alex StavridisBronze: Alyssa Bird Pinnacle AwardWinner: Yvonne Whelan, Design Excellence, Toronto, ON [photo below] Pinnacle Award Winner PHOTOGRAPHY AVAILABLEProject details and before and after photos of each winning project are available upon request. ABOUT DDA CANADAThe Decorators & Designers Association of Canada (DDA Canada) is a professional not-for-profit association representing both Accredited and Student decorators and designers, and Affiliate businesses across Canada. Its goal is to foster the growth of the decorating industry in Canada; provide advocacy respecting policy matters; promote a positive image of the industry through proactive activities and events; and offer its members continuous upgrading of skills and knowledge. Visit www.ddacanada.com. MEDIA CONTACTNzinga WhiteExecutive Director416firstname.lastname@example.org See PDF of press release here.